Category Archives: News from the Bar


BASF/JDC Executive Director Honored at Women’s History Month Ceremony

Yolanda Jackson, Executive Director of The Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center, was honored with 19 other women in March at the Women’s History Month…


What to do When the Big One Hits: E-Discovery Document Dumps

By Emily S. McGrath Lawless & Lawless It’s one of the most dreaded parts of discovery for any attorney – the 20,000-page document dump from opposing counsel. It’s unsorted. It’s…


Immigration Task Force Launched

BASF/JDC President Merri A. Baldwin, announced the formation of an Immigration Representation Task Force, an advisory group charged with identifying, evaluating and recommending services and policy opportunities in the interest…


San Francisco Legal Community: Good Allies

By Steve Love Director of Donor & Community Engagement, Justice & Diversity Center While 2017 is just getting started, it is already proving to be a very provocative year, especially…

HAP's Julie Rosenthal with Ramona Holguin

Advocate for Immigrants Retires from Homeless Advocacy Project

By Teresa Friend, Homeless Advocacy Project Ramona Holguin, long-time supervising attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), retired at the end of February….

Rob Depew Kelly Matayoshi Volunteer Spkrs at Aptos Jan_Slider

Members Reach Out to LGBT Youth

As part of the Justice & Diversity Center’s LGBT outreach to SFUSD schools, Kelly Matayoshi of Farella Braun + Martel and Rob Depew of Employment Law Resource Group, met with…


Meet Justice & Diversity Center Board Member Holly Gaudreau

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Counsel Holly Gaudreau has served on the Justice & Diversity Center Board of Directors since 2015. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, including antitrust, unfair competition,…

LRIS Panel Attorney Sal Timpano (center), with his clients, Carlos Navarro (left) and Rubie Navarro (right).

Update to LRIS Legacy Business Status Case

By Emmy Pasternak LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager In November 2015, this publication ran an article regarding a small business owner who had contacted BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information…


Homeless Advocacy Project Welcomes New Tenant Advocate

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) recently welcomed Alex Connolly as its new paralegal/tenant advocate. Connolly is responsible for providing support to HAP attorneys in eviction…


Paralegals and Legal Staff: Make a Difference Through Pro Bono

By Hazel Mottershead, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein   “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1960 Most…